Ocala, FL asked in Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Can a property manager collect applications fees and deny for credit reasons but didn't even rum report no inquiries fou

Because of his not processing applications I was given stipulations out of my control but in his hands. They too where denied. Now Im facing eviction

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: 1. In residential rental situations where there are two or more residents on the same lease, the standard industry practice is to require every resident to undergo the same application process as everyone else does.

2. Most if not all licensed rental property managers require a nominal application fee for each application--from each resident--in order to defray the administrative costs involved.

3. The reason for requiring applications is to facilitate the normal background investigations and do the credit checks common in the residential rental industry these days.

4. Rather than complain about the property manager's normal actions you should try to find new applicants who can pass the background and credit checks--before you give them to the property manage for consideration.

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